IGP Adamu has told Policemen What To Do In Face Of Physical Danger in order to protect their lives.
DABATVNEWS reports that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has told policemen to defend themselves in the face of physical danger, saying they are also human whose lives must be protected.
IGP Adamu, spoke on Friday during an assessment tour of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
According to IGP Adamu, “the unity of this country lies in the support that is given to police officers”.
He further stated that if the police are demoralised, the tendency was for criminals to take over the public space.
IGP Adamu noted that the country relies on policemen to make sure that the public space is not taken over by the criminals.
“No amount of provocation, no amount of insult would make policemen shy away from their responsibilities”, IGP Adamu stated.
Adamu said in as much as the police are aware that the government supports them, “we would encourage you to keep performing your duties.
“We would encourage you to be professional, to be civil, but if anybody touches you, if anybody comes to assault you, you can also protect yourself.”
He stated that the police are also human and have rights to be protected.
“When we talk of human rights, the police are human; so, the rights of police officers would also be protected. So, we are sending the message that legally, we have the right to protect ourselves.”